The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday approved the recruitment of 3200 officers and men into the Nigeria Customs Service in compliance with requirements of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).


Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) stated this at a press briefing at NCS headquaters, Abuja.



He stated that the Service would open its recruitment portal by 12:00 am of Wednesday, to enable applicants access, which will last for the next three weeks.



In his words, Col. Ali, who was represented by the acting Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Human Resources Development, Sanusi Umar, during a briefing said the Service is ” actively engaged with the Commission to ensure that the process will earn a certificate of compliance on merit.”



Further explaining the process, he said the recruitment will be conducted to fill 800 space in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre category, while the 2,400 space will go for Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty category.



To properly inform the public, he said the information will be advertised in seven dailies from today even as the web portal for applications has been created as a sub-domain of the NCS website.




He gave the sub-site to be adding that it will be opened for three weeks.



While it assured of a hitch-free process during the three week period of the online application submission, NCS said, “We are determined to conduct an exercise that is credible, fair and transparent. We will deploy allmachinery within our powers to ensure that the integrity of the exercise is not compromised.”




The NCS has also warned members of the public to beware of fraudsters and criminals who may be operating illegal sites and portals and collect money from applicants.




“I want to reiterate that the portal for this exercise can only be accessed through the official service website where NO FEES will be demanded,” Ali stated.



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